Scholar relates the race to preserve their heritage
Exiled from North Africa and the Middle East after 1945, many Sephardic Jews are living in a transnational diaspora. With their memories fading and people passing away, a scholary project called Sephardi Voices rushes to document the human stories from this period of Jewish history.
The Moroccans among them will be the subject of a talk by the project director, Henry Green, on Dec. 1 at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. His talk is set for 7 p.m. at the museum, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.
Green, also a religion professor at the University of Miami, will offer a brief overview and show a short film with testimonies from Jews who have resettled in London, Montreal and Miami. The program will present themes of human rights and “otherness.”
Henry Green has served as the director of Judaic and Sephardic studies at UM and as a visiting fellow at Oxford University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Toronto. He has published extensively on Israel, the Sephardi/Mizrahi, and the Jews of South Florida.
His talk is part of FIU's Mondays at the Museum Series. Admission is $10 for the public, $5 for museum members, free for students with ID.
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